ROOF's mission is to empower individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to successfully obtain and maintain affordable and inclusionary housing of their choice.

2016 Partners for Progress
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October 2016
Residential Options of Florida (ROOF) and the Florida chapter of the Association of People Supporting EmploymentFirst (APSE) are excited to announce the 2016 Partners for Progress Conference. Join us in Orlando to learn about housing and employment resources from statewide and national organizations.
We invite you to learn more about the 
2016 Partners for Progress Conference

Partners for Progress - Rain or Shine

As our fellow Floridians prepare for inclement weather this
weekend, please be assured that the conference is still scheduled to take place Wednesday, October 12 through Thursday, October 14, 2016.

In the event of any unforseen changes, Partners for Progress will contact all participants.
The Conference Agenda is Out! 
What Workshops Are You Looking Forward to?

Click the agenda for a PDF version!
Living in the Community - Self-Advocate Panel

In this panel presentation, panelists will share success stories about  independent living in the community. Attendees will learn how the panelists overcame obstacles and learned from their experiences. 

Panelists will share information and valuable tips on: 
  • Evaluating what is right for you along a continuum of residential options
  • Support services for living in inclusive settings
  • Finding a home that is affordable
  • How to make a home accessible
  • How to connect with other self-advocates who are living in inclusive settings
Tricia Riccardi,  Self-advocate and Board Member
Kathy Leigh,  Self-advocate and Board Member
Damian Gregory,  Self-advocate and Board Member
Residential Options of Florida (ROOF)
Provider Spotlight:
Florida Housing Finance Corporation: Funding for Special Needs Housing Development

Florida Housing Finance Corporation (FHFC) is the state housing finance agency in Florida.  As a financial institution, FHFC administers federal and state resources to finance the development and preservation of affordable homeowner and rental housing.  

This workshop will provide an overview of how FHFC operates with a focus on funding programs which facilitate housing options for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Presented by:
John Toman, Policy Manager
Florida Housing Finance Corporation

Elaine Roberts, Senior Supportive Housing Analyst
Florida Housing Finance Corporation
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